Super Eagles Forces Senegal to a Stalemate

By Akinwale Kasali If not for the 84th spot kick converted by Manchester City Striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, the Teranga Lions of Senegal could have defeated the Nigerian side. Moussa Sow had put the Senegalese on the driving seat in the 54th minute, with a sublime finish. Not relenting on their oars, the youthful Nigerian side captained by Trabzonspor midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, fought tooth and nail, before been awarded a penalty after a Senegalese defender fouled a Nigerian player in the 18 yard spot. The match ended 1-1 at the Hive…

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Super Eagles Battle Ready for Senegal and Burkina Faso

by Akinwale Kasali Portugal-based midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo  and Bosnia-Herzegovina-based defender Musa Muhammed will  arrive  at the Super Eagles camp in London on Wednesday after enduring  plenty of pains  to obtain  visas to enter Britain  ahead of their friendly games against Senegal and Burkina Faso. Nigeria face Senegal’s Teranga Lions on Thursday  – and   Burkina Faso’s Stallions on March 27  in the English capital. Spokesman for the  Nigeria Football Federation Ademola Olajire confirmed that Feirense’s  Etebo and Zeljeznicar’s  Musa, as well  as Ifeanyi Ubah goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, would  join their colleagues…

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20-year Old Bazee Doubtful for Super Eagles Friendlies

The hope of German-born Hannover 96 forward  Noah Joel Bazee  may have to wait to make his Nigeria debut as he faces a battle to be fit for the friendly games against Senegal on March 23 and Burkina Faso on March 27. Both matches will be played in London. The 20-year-old, whose father is a Nigerian and his mother a German,   switched  his international allegiance to Nigeria following pressure from the Super  Eagles German manager Gernot Rohr. Rohr, who is said to be enthralled by the 1.82m right midfielder’s directness, pace, power,…

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Super Eagles Maintains Position on FIFA Ranking

The Super Eagles position on FIFA rankings remains unchanged in March, with Nigerians maintaining their berth as 7th in Africa and 41st in the world. With only four ‘A’ international games considered for the March edition, there are few changes in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. South American heavyweights Argentina and Brazil remain in first and second respectively, while reigning FIFA World Cup champions Germany stay third. The top 20 are unchanged from February except for two notable exceptions. Poland (12, plus 2) reached their best ever world ranking, joining Wales…

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Super Eagles Gear Up for Senegal and Burkina Faso Friendlies

By Akinwale Kasali The coach of Nigeria national side, Gernot Rohr, has invited 25-players to prosecute the two friendly matches arranged for the Super Eagles in London, United Kingdom. The Super Eagles of Nigeria is expected to trade tackles with the Stallions of Burkina Faso and the Teranga Lions of Senegal. The matches will be played on 24th and 28th of March, which is a FIFA date set aside for national engagement. This will be the first outing of the national team in 2017, since the team’s victory over the…

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Herculean Task

Few weeks from now, Gernot Rohr begins  quest for the 2018 FIFA World Cup ticket with the Super Eagles. How far can he go? By Akinwale Kasali The mandate given to German tactician, Gernot Rohr by his employers, the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, was to qualify the senior national side, the Super Eagles, for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup. He accepted the challenge, knowing full ywell that it’s a herculean task.Rohr earns $40,000 monthly. Before his appointment, Frenchman, Paul Le Guen, had rejected the job over the task given…

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